9 Old-Timey Animal Photos You Won't Believe Are Real In the old days, concepts like safety, animal rights and sanity weren't as well-defined as they are now. And while there's no question that we treat animals better today than we did a few decades ago, sometimes what's good for the animals is bad for the field of insanely badass photography. So, we'll just have to fill that void with old-timey photos like these. #9. Gus Waldorf / Life"And in the red corner ... oh God, ALL of the blood. Allow us to introduce the fighters of this 1949 bout: In the blue corner, Gus Waldorf, a boxer so distinguished that this picture is literally all he's known for. Since they followed boxing protocol as opposed to the bear's preferred combat style of straight up mauling everyone, its teeth and claws were restricted with a muzzle and boxing gloves. Gus Waldorf / LifeAlso the bear was a southpaw, which put him right off his game. This was not an isolated incident, by the way -- bear-fighting was apparently all the rage back in the day. #8. #7. #6. #5.
13 Disturbing Works of Art by Female Artists After we posted 13 Disturbing Pieces of Art from History , several readers pointed out that none of the works were created by female artists. So, here are 13 more disturbing pieces of art, and they’re all created by women. 1. Artemesia Gentileschi - Judith and her Maidservant The most remarked-upon absence from the previous list was Artemesia Gentileschi’s version of Judith Slaying Holofernes (as opposed to the Caravaggio, Judith Beheading Holofernes , that we featured). Feel free to click on each and decide which you prefer! 2. One of the greatest painters of the 20th century, Mexico’s own Frida Kahlo is most notable for her self-portraits. 3. This particular painting is not so much creepy as it is bizarre. 4. Rosa Bonheur was one of the great painters of the French animalier style popular in the 19th century. 5. A far more modern piece than previous entries on the list, this painting was only created just under a decade ago, in 2003. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
25 Stunning Images of Animals From herons rudely showing off their behinds while hunting for fish, to hungry cheetahs preparing to pounce on their next dinner – these striking images capture the magic of the animal kingdom. A Series of Small Things Can you find the hidden animals in these 20 wildlife photos? As a wildlife photographer, Art Wolfe of course takes pictures of animals. But not just any pictures. He finds and captures scenes that include animals so at home in their environment that you can hardly tell they’re there… Giraffe Wolf Willow Ptarmigan Caiman Great Horned Owl American Pika Blue-crowned Parrot Horned Adder Leopard Gyrfalcon California Ground Squirrel Spotted Deer Impala Cheetah Common Snipe Wandering Tattler Nighthawk Coyote Klipspringers Blue Dacnis Related… (via The Daily Mail)
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50 Incredible Photos Of Animals From 2011 Matt Wisniewski Conserving Africa's Wildlife Through Photography How often do we see exquisite imagery of animals that isn't a "When Animals Attack" special? Photographer Nick Brandt says, "The emphasis has generally been on capturing the drama of wild animals IN ACTION, on capturing that dramatic single moment, as opposed to simply animals in the state of being." I agree with Brandt and appreciate his stunning contributions to wildlife photography. The native Londoner first discovered the beauty of Africa's majestic creatures sprawled out on the breathtakingly unaltered landscapes in 1995, when he was still making music videos, practicing his formal training in film. It was in 2000 that that he shifted his medium of choice to photography. Since then, Brandt has documented the extraordinary wildlife of Africa and its unfortunate decimation. It isn't all gut-wrenching photography, though. Nick Brandt's website